Energy Regulation Outsourced to Oil Companies

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  1. Toro
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    U.S. Oil Regulator Ceded Safety Oversight to Drillers - WSJ.com
     
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    Yes, I think we all know that now. Hopefully this disaster will change that...but I doubt it.

    Regulation = communism, remember?
     
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    so much for letting private industries police themselves....that hopefully will be recognized as a failure.

    Is this the same agency that was found having sex and using drugs with the Oil Lobbyists hired back in 2005?
     
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    FOUR TIMES LIKELY to die for our Oil industry workers compared to other regions drilling oil, that is a huge problem with safety, here in the USA.
     
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    Once again it has been shown that the corperate mentality cannot be trusted to do what is neccessary to insure their workers safety. They cannot be trusted to do what it neccessary to protect the environment. In fact, they can be trusted on ly to follow stringent regulations if those regulations have some real teeth. As in upper management people go to jail when their negligence and greed result in the deaths of workers, or the despoiling of the environment.

    The CEO of Massey should be facing 29 counts of negligent homicide. The CEO of BP should be facing grand larceny charges for what the negligence of that company has taken from the residents of the Gulf states.
     
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    11 workers were killed on this rig blow up too... :(
     
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    The only reason that I did not include that, is that the cause of the blowup may have been unforeseen clathrates. Clathrates at a depth not usually associated with them.

    That does not let BP off the hook for the failure to put in the valve that would have prevented the present situation.
     

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